June 23, 2011

Good Summer Reading 2011

A stack of books

Idaho authors Alan Heathcock and Carter Niemeyer and independent bookstore owner Laura Delaney join Marcia Franklin for her annual Good Summer Reading show.

Heathcock's fiction has been published in many of America's top magazines and journals. His stories have won the National Magazine Award in fiction, and his recent book of short stories, VOLT, has received numerous favorable reviews. Heathcock, who teaches writing at Boise State University, is currently an Artist-in-Residence for the city of Boise and a Literature Fellow for the state of Idaho.

Boise resident Niemeyer is the author of Wolfer, a memoir of his career working with predators. He retired in 2006 as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wolf recovery coordinator for Idaho and was a key member of the federal wolf reintroduction team in the mid-1990s.

Delaney, co-owner of Rediscovered Books in Boise, has recently expanded her store and will talk about the challenges and joys of operating an independent bookstore.

Guests and viewers alike share what they're reading and tell us why their favorites would make good summer reading.